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Review of type 2 medicines over diabetic ketoacidosis risk

A review has been launched across Europe into the safety of type 2 diabetes medicines known as SGLT2 inhibitors.

The investigation by The European Medicines Agency (EMA) comes at the request of the European Commission following more than 100 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in people treated with canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin. To read more, click here.

Parents urged to cut sugary drinks from children’s diet

Parents have been advised to cut sugary drinks from their children’s diet and the government has slashed its daily recommended sugar intake by half as part a major new health drive.

Adults and children over 11 years old should consume no more than 30g of sugar a day – less than a single can of Coca Cola – according to long-awaited and final recommendations from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). To read more, click here.

Treatment for diabetes eye condition advocated by NICE

Health watchdog NICE has made the final recommendation for a new treatment for visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema (DMO).

The health watchdog has given its backing to Bayer HealthCare’s EYLEA® (aflibercept solution for injection). To read more, click here.

Sanofi Announces First LixiLan Phase III Study Meets Primary Endpoint

Sanofi’s combination type 2 diabetes drug LixiLan has met its primary endpoint in its first Phase III trial.

The pharmaceutical firm announced this week that the LixiLan-O Phase III clinical trial met its primary objective in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with metformin. To read more, click here.

Nominations open for 'diabetes heroes'

Nominations are being sought for “special individuals” in an attempt to recognise “diabetes heroes” at a national awards ceremony.

People are being urged to put names forward for both the 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes and the QiC Diabetes People’s Award in the Quality in Care (QiC) diabetes awards programme. To read more, click here.